[John Robertson in the Chair] — Services for Young People

Part of the debate – in Westminster Hall at 3:26 pm on 22nd March 2012.

Alert me about debates like this

Photo of Neil Carmichael Neil Carmichael Conservative, Stroud 3:26 pm, 22nd March 2012

My hon. Friend Mr Stuart is absolutely right, and his point is central to the matter. We should not think that youth services are just about statutory provision, because they are not. They are all part of the big society, which is encouraging many villages in my constituency to start thinking about providing the services that people need, including includes youth services.

I think that I have made my point about the rich variety of facilities, clubs, sports clubs and so on with which young people can get involved, and about the powerful role played by charities in providing facilities.